Parliament - South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance on Thursday described the work of the Constitutional Review Committee who voted in favour of amending section 25 of the Constitution to explicitly provide for land expropriation without compensation as a farce.
The party, together with the Freedom Front Plus, Congress of the People (Cope) and African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), convened a media briefing along with other opposition parties, calling the process a "foregone conclusion".
DA MP Thandeka Mbabama said while land issue was a "delicate and sensitive" and "a social justice imperative that South Africans must rally around", it was being used a "political gimmick" by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) ahead of next year's general elections.
"The ANC and EFF has essentially pushed this report through this committee despite errors in procedure," said Mbabama.
She claimed the process was flawed.